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Subtract 5/30 from 42/4

1st number: 10 2/4, 2nd number: 5/30

42/4 - 5/30 is 31/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    42/4 = 42 × 15/4 × 15 = 630/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    5/30 = 5 × 2/30 × 2 = 10/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    630/60 - 10/60 = 630 - 10/60 = 620/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/3
  6. In mixed form: 101/3

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